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Live account in Windows Mail?

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Guido

#1
Hello,

I have grudgingly accepted the fact that I can not use Windows Mail for my
hotmail account (which I find absolutely ridiculous), but now that I have
"upgraded" it to Windows Live (whatever that means) I think I should be able
to.

So, I hope someone knows:
- can I indeed use my Windows Mail for my new Windows Live account?
- and if so, what are the proper settings for ingoing and outgoing mail
servers?
- if not, what other mail programs are available that can do this?

Hope you can help,

best,
Guido
 

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Gary VanderMolen

#2
The only email program that will properly access your
Hotmail account is Windows Live Mail:
http://get.live.com/en-us/betas/maildesktop_betas

Gary VanderMolen

"Guido" <Guido@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:06C3869F-57F4-4EAB-92B8-BFE13882F73C@xxxxxx

> Hello,
>
> I have grudgingly accepted the fact that I can not use Windows Mail for my
> hotmail account (which I find absolutely ridiculous), but now that I have
> "upgraded" it to Windows Live (whatever that means) I think I should be able
> to.
>
> So, I hope someone knows:
> - can I indeed use my Windows Mail for my new Windows Live account?
> - and if so, what are the proper settings for ingoing and outgoing mail
> servers?
> - if not, what other mail programs are available that can do this?
>
> Hope you can help,
>
> best,
> Guido
 

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Brink

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mvp
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#3
Hello,

I have grudgingly accepted the fact that I can not use Windows Mail for my
hotmail account (which I find absolutely ridiculous), but now that I have
"upgraded" it to Windows Live (whatever that means) I think I should be able
to.

So, I hope someone knows:
- can I indeed use my Windows Mail for my new Windows Live account?
- and if so, what are the proper settings for ingoing and outgoing mail
servers?
- if not, what other mail programs are available that can do this?

Hope you can help,

best,
Guido
Hi Guido,

Sorry, but Windows Mail will not support HTTP website email. Windows live Mail Beta (WLM) is the best option for the Hotmail account. Everything on the Hotmail account should be automatically setup for it when installing WLM.

For US and UK: http://get.live.com/betas/maildesktop_betas

For non-US and non-UK locations (direct download): http://g.live.com/1rebeta/WLM_en-us

Shawn
 

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oscar

#4
Yup,

I just turned one of my old Hotmail accounts into a Windows Live Hotmail
(beta)account. Functionally, I don't see much difference except Live Hotmail
has a bunch of other options that I wouldn't use unless I used OUTLOOK or
Windows Mail.

I don't understand. Why Live Hotmail? Why not just allow Windows Mail to use
web-based Hotmail? Seems that Microsoft is trying to fade out Windows Mail
with Live Hotmail. Is that what they're trying to do in order to obtain more
advertising dollars?

oscar

"brink" wrote:

>
> Guido;441664 Wrote:

> > Hello,
> >
> > I have grudgingly accepted the fact that I can not use Windows Mail for
> > my
> > hotmail account (which I find absolutely ridiculous), but now that I
> > have
> > "upgraded" it to Windows Live (whatever that means) I think I should be
> > able
> > to.
> >
> > So, I hope someone knows:
> > - can I indeed use my Windows Mail for my new Windows Live account?
> > - and if so, what are the proper settings for ingoing and outgoing mail
> > servers?
> > - if not, what other mail programs are available that can do this?
> >
> > Hope you can help,
> >
> > best,
> > Guido
>
> Hi Guido,
>
> Sorry, but Windows Mail will not support HTTP website email. Windows
> live Mail Beta (WLM) is the best option for the Hotmail account.
> Everything on the Hotmail account should be automatically setup for it
> when installing WLM.
>
> For US and UK: 'http://get.live.com/betas/maildesktop_betas'
> (http://get.live.com/betas/maildesktop_betas)
>
> For non-US and non-UK locations (direct download):
> 'http://g.live.com/1rebeta/WLM_en-us'
> (http://g.live.com/1rebeta/WLM_en-us)
>
> Shawn
>
>
> --
> brink
>
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>
 

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Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM

#5
"oscar" <oscar@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:9F799C70-DBFA-4C75-8CEF-245AF5D489F6@xxxxxx

>
> I don't understand. Why Live Hotmail? Why not just allow Windows Mail to
> use
> web-based Hotmail? Seems that Microsoft is trying to fade out Windows Mail
> with Live Hotmail. Is that what they're trying to do in order to obtain
> more
> advertising dollars?

You would need to talk to someone from Microsoft to get an answer to that,
but they won't give you one even if you can reach them.

--
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
Do not send mail.
 

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Brink

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#6
Yup,

I just turned one of my old Hotmail accounts into a Windows Live Hotmail
(beta)account. Functionally, I don't see much difference except Live Hotmail
has a bunch of other options that I wouldn't use unless I used OUTLOOK or
Windows Mail.

I don't understand. Why Live Hotmail? Why not just allow Windows Mail to use
web-based Hotmail? Seems that Microsoft is trying to fade out Windows Mail
with Live Hotmail. Is that what they're trying to do in order to obtain more
advertising dollars?

oscar

Oscar,

Live Hotmail is a different program than Windows Live Mail Beta. I think Microsoft is just wanting to have a complete Live package using the Live name. ??

My Windows Live Mail Beta does not have any ads in it.

For US and UK:
http://get.live.com/betas/maildesktop_betas


For non-US and non-UK locations (direct download): http://g.live.com/1rebeta/WLM_en-us


Shawn
 

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    Manufacturer/Model
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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Corsair Air 740
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Conexant ISST Audio
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#7
Hi all,

I have had the same problem.

I think I have seen a solution that links Live Mail with OUTLOOK. It was a
new release on CNET.

Only problem.... you have to buy OUTLOOK ...

I have OUTLOOK for work and hoped to combine home and work diarys and
contacts ... but the cost of buying outlook for home use seems steep.

So .. there might be a solution .. but it will cost.

Tony.



"Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM" wrote:

> "oscar" <oscar@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:9F799C70-DBFA-4C75-8CEF-245AF5D489F6@xxxxxx

> >
> > I don't understand. Why Live Hotmail? Why not just allow Windows Mail to
> > use
> > web-based Hotmail? Seems that Microsoft is trying to fade out Windows Mail
> > with Live Hotmail. Is that what they're trying to do in order to obtain
> > more
> > advertising dollars?
>
>
> You would need to talk to someone from Microsoft to get an answer to that,
> but they won't give you one even if you can reach them.
>
> --
> Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
> Do not send mail.
>
 

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Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM

#8
"Tony" <Tony@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:2C881D9E-DDEC-4026-A64D-D2B9966B3388@xxxxxx

> Hi all,
>
> I have had the same problem.
>
> I think I have seen a solution that links Live Mail with OUTLOOK. It was a
> new release on CNET.
>
> Only problem.... you have to buy OUTLOOK ...
>
> I have OUTLOOK for work and hoped to combine home and work diarys and
> contacts ... but the cost of buying outlook for home use seems steep.
>
> So .. there might be a solution .. but it will cost.
>
> "Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM" wrote:
>

>> "oscar" <oscar@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:9F799C70-DBFA-4C75-8CEF-245AF5D489F6@xxxxxx

>> >
>> > I don't understand. Why Live Hotmail? Why not just allow Windows Mail
>> > to
>> > use
>> > web-based Hotmail? Seems that Microsoft is trying to fade out Windows
>> > Mail
>> > with Live Hotmail. Is that what they're trying to do in order to obtain
>> > more
>> > advertising dollars?
>>
>>
>> You would need to talk to someone from Microsoft to get an answer to
>> that,
>> but they won't give you one even if you can reach them.
>>
Free:
Windows Live Mail; a desktop program for HTTP and POP3 mail (and, I think,
IMAP mail):
http://get.live.com/betas/maildesktop_betas

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Do not send mail.
 

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